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Many of us walked the halls of Arthur Lucas Junior High (now the Sycamore House) while we were awkwardly navigating adolescence. It felt like a rite of passage for a Durand student for nearly 50 years.

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Overturning the Affordable Care Act (ACA) would take coverage away from thousands of Michiganders who finally gained coverage through the Healthy Michigan plan, which is also known as Medicaid Expansion.

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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has shut down all bars that don’t do 70 percent of their sales in food. I don’t think that’s going to affect many bars, but after the Harper’s Brewpub incident she had to do something.

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During the months of March, April and May there was a significant homelessness crisis in Shiawassee County surrounding the events of COVID-19. A coalition of organizations including The United Way, The Salvation Army, The Shiawassee Health Department, Shiawassee Health and Wellness, The Safe…

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Even in these uncertain times, people are still hearing the words “you have cancer” for the first time, including the 61,770 Michiganders who will be diagnosed with cancer this year.

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June 13 marked the 10th year since the passing of one of “historic” Owosso’s most iconic and beloved adopted sons. George Warren Hoddy migrated to our community as an energetic, ambitious young engineer in 1935. With a strong penchant for civic-mindedness, he soon became embroiled in a found…

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I like the wisdom of editors of small-town newspapers. I have a quotation on my wall, that was purportedly said by a small-town newspaper editor while interviewing a prospective reporter for a job. She simply stated: “Believe nothing, no matter where you read it, or who said it, no matter if…

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Many American voices are asking: “Why is the European Union successfully flattening the Covid-19 curve, while we have completely failed during the same space of time?” Putting aside the abysmal, incompetent leadership of President Trump, I believe I may know the answer.

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Well, the Friends of the Shiawassee River finally achieved their objective of removing both the Shiatown and Corunna dams.

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This month, a flood of dreadful and embarrassing events has made headaches for President Donald Trump. Whether it’s the health crisis, sinking approval numbers, venerated generals censoring him, weak campaign rallies or John Bolton’s claims that he’s an ignorant, disorganized, ill-tempered m…

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Many American voices are asking: why is the European Union successfully flattening the COVID-19 curve, while we have completely failed during the same space of time? Putting aside the abysmal, incompetent leadership of President Trump, I believe I may know the answer.

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One disturbing trend in this country is the destruction of the work ethic. Millions of people, black and white, seem to believe they are entitled to a living without working.

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Well, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, it’s time to set our people free. I don’t mean by being able to have neighbors over, four or five at a time — and 6 feet from each other.

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On June 9, my wife and I drove to McDonald’s at M-21 and State Road to get ice cream and a drink. As we pulled up to pay, the cashier informed us the woman in front of us paid our bill.

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Since Memorial Day I’ve felt a new kind of fatigue. I’m slower getting my garden in. I’m sleeping more. Blue moods come on more often. So I surveyed my friends with two questions: First, have you experienced more malaise than usual this month?

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The Community District Library recently moved the New Lothrop branch to a new location in the downtown area. The library would like to thank the many volunteers who generously gave their time and contributed to the effort in several ways to make the move successful.

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So, once again we learn of a recent tweet from our fearless leader relating to the June 4 incident in Buffalo, New York, where (said to be peaceful activist) Martin Gugino was “poked” by police officers and fell backward to the ground during a human equality protest in the city.

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We are a small local business here in Shiawassee County with deep roots. Growing up as 4-H and FFA members, we feel obligated to give back and support our future generations. If your child, grandchild or student is in 4-H or FFA and has a market project they were planning on showing and sell…

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Obviously the writer of the letter June 6 doesn’t understand the difference between rioters, whose main purpose is to destroy and steal, and peaceful protesters, whose main purpose is to bring attention to injustice.

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One disturbing trend in this country is the destruction of the work ethic. Millions of people, black and white, seem to believe they are entitled to a living without working.

Well, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, it’s time to set our people free. I don’t mean by being able to have neighbors over, four or five at a time — and 6 feet from each other.

On June 9, my wife and I drove to McDonald’s at M-21 and State Road to get ice cream and a drink. As we pulled up to pay, the cashier informed us the woman in front of us paid our bill.

Since Memorial Day I’ve felt a new kind of fatigue. I’m slower getting my garden in. I’m sleeping more. Blue moods come on more often. So I surveyed my friends with two questions: First, have you experienced more malaise than usual this month?

The Community District Library recently moved the New Lothrop branch to a new location in the downtown area. The library would like to thank the many volunteers who generously gave their time and contributed to the effort in several ways to make the move successful.

So, once again we learn of a recent tweet from our fearless leader relating to the June 4 incident in Buffalo, New York, where (said to be peaceful activist) Martin Gugino was “poked” by police officers and fell backward to the ground during a human equality protest in the city.

We are a small local business here in Shiawassee County with deep roots. Growing up as 4-H and FFA members, we feel obligated to give back and support our future generations. If your child, grandchild or student is in 4-H or FFA and has a market project they were planning on showing and sell…

Obviously the writer of the letter June 6 doesn’t understand the difference between rioters, whose main purpose is to destroy and steal, and peaceful protesters, whose main purpose is to bring attention to injustice.

The two letters to the editor in Sunday’s issue of The Argus-Press set an all-time low for the utmost disrespect and pure hatred toward our president.

Get rid of President Donald Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, State Rep. Ben Frederick and all the other commie collaborators, pandemic naysayers, evangelical poisonous snake handlers and white nationalist Republican enablers before they kill us all.

As we watch nationwide demonstrations demanding justice for the latest in a series of unarmed black men killed by police, it’s easy to say “Racism isn’t our problem. We live in Shiawassee County. It’s a non-issue and we’re not involved.”

On June 4, 2020, The Argus-Press published an uninformed and disturbing letter. In the letter, the writer revealed his ignorance by asking why protesters aren’t being arrested: They are, in fact, along with neutral members of the press and bystanders, totaling more than 10,000 arrests in the…

The leader of a country was giving political speeches and, every time he gave one, he would tell lie after lie.The press would try to correct him.He would say, “fake news, fake news.” His party went along with him. He persecuted a certain race of people. He called them rapists, thieves and m…

In Sunday’s article in the paper, Karl Manke stated that, “This is not the Michigan I know and it’s certainly not the America I grew up under.”

As a former barber from Akron, Ohio who has since retired from another profession, I have seen YouTube videos about the situation involving Karl Manke, who is several years older than me. I certainly feel for him and other barbers/beauticians who have had their livelihoods interrupted by the…

One of the five core values of Citizens for Traditional Values Shiawassee (CTV Shiawassee) is limited government. During the current COVID-19 crisis, this value has become all important.

While the controversy over an unnamed local barber and politicized protests take place around Michigan, state deaths from COVID-19 passed 5,000 and the nation is now over 100,000. It’s sad to see many people ignoring the advice of public health officials under the false guise of liberty or p…

From the “barber” article on the front page of the May 19 Argus-Press: “Texas has since reopened and has seen its highest spike in COVID-19 cases and fatalities since the pandemic began.”

It seems we are at the point where fear is going to destroy our country. I agree we shouldn’t be careless in our dealing with the virus, but we shouldn’t let fear paralyze us either.